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Abily (Russian: Аби́лий) is an old Russian male first name.[1] Included into various, often handwritten, church calendars throughout the 17th–19th centuries, it was omitted from the official Synodal Menologium at the end of the 19th century.[2] It is possibly derived from "Абила" (Abila)—the name of one of the Pillars of Hercules[2] associated with modern Monte Hacho on the north coast of Africa.



  1. ^ Superanskaya, p. 29
  2. ^ a b Superanskaya, pp. 23 and 29


  • А. В. Суперанская (A. V. Superanskaya). "Словарь русских имён" (Dictionary of Russian Names). Издательство Эксмо. Москва, 2005. ISBN 5-699-14090-5